Jeannie Barbour

Chickasaw historian, artist, and author, is an advocate for Native American issues, specifically for the protection of Southeastern tribal history and culture. Her award-winning illustrations and writings have been featured in art exhibitions, publications, and books throughout the United States. Books containing her illustrations include Let’s Speak Chickasaw and Chikasha Stories, Volume One: Shared Spirit. Barbour also illustrated and wrote for Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable and her writing was featured in Proud to Be Chickasaw.

Linda Hogan

Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and activist Linda Hogan was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize with her 1990 novel, Mean Spirit. In 1998, she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas. In 2007, she was inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame, and serves as Writer in Residence for the Chickasaw Nation. Titles: Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable (2006).

Amanda Cobb-Greetham

Winner of the 2001 American Book Award and the North American Indian Prose Award in 1998, associate professor Amanda Cobb-Greetham specializes in Native American Studies, and is administrator of the division of History and Culture for the Chickasaw Nation. Her honors as an author were for Listening to Our Grandmother’s Stories: The Bloomfield Academy for Chickasaw Females, 1852-1949 (2000).Titles: Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable (2006).

Phillip Carroll Morgan

He is the senior staff writer of the Chickasaw Press, for which he authored Chickasaw Renaissance and co-authored Dynamic Chickasaw Women. He also is the award-winning author of The Fork-in-the-Road Indian Poetry Store, and co-author of Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in Native American literature from the University of Oklahoma. Titles: Chickasaw Renaissance (2010); Dynamic Chickasaw Women (2011).

Rebecca Hatcher Travis

A Chickasaw raised in the hills of Oklahoma. Her work has appeared in literary journals, anthologies, the Texas Poetry Calendar 2008, and the Chickasaw Times. She is a member of the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, the Bay Area Writers League, the Gulf Coast Poets, and the Poetry Society of Texas. Titles: Picked Apart the Bones (2008).

Juanita Tate

A Chickasaw elder, was noted for her knowledge of tribal history and culture. She was a great-granddaughter of Edmund Pickens, the first elected Chickasaw chief. She has written various articles about Chickasaw history and people, and was inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 2008.Titles: Edmund Pickens (Okchantubby): First Elected Chickasaw Chief, His Life and Times (2008)

Richard Green

Historian Richard Green has been researching and writing about the history of the Chickasaw Nation since 1994. Green has conducted extensive research with two objectives in mind: he uses primary and secondary sources to develop his own original writing and also makes copies of records, documents and articles for deposit in tribal repositories. Green interviews Chickasaws who would like to pass along information and stories about their lives. Many of Green's articles, essays, oral histories and profiles that appeared in The Journal of Chickasaw History while he was founding editor from 1994-99 and The Chickasaw Times from 1999 through 2010 are featured in his three volume set titled, Chickasaw Lives.

  • Volume One: Explorations in Tribal History, published in 2007.
  • Volume Two: Profiles and Oral Histories, published in 2009.
  • Volume Three: Essays Past and Present, published in 2010.
  • Volume Four: Tribal Mosaic, published in 2012

All volumes are available from the Chickasaw Press.

He also authored Te Ata, Chickasaw Storyteller, American Treasure for the University of Oklahoma Press in 2002.

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